Ceschi Ramos is a rapper and singer from New Haven, Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades.He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.
Ceschi was born with four fingers on his right hand, which served as partial inspiration for the name of his DIY record label, Fake Four, Inc. Those who have worked with him describe Ceschi as one of the most artist-friendly labelheads out there, a rare breed who values art over profit almost to a fault. Since 2008, he has curated a roster of wildly original and critically praised talent and put out albums from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Buck 65, Sister Crayon and Dark Time Sunshine in addition to his solo records The One Man Band Broke Up and Broken Bone Ballads.
An engaging, theatrical live performer, CeschiRamos has treated entire venues like a stage, viewing the middle of the audience or an empty barstool as good a place as any to perform a soul-baring folk song or tongue-twisting rap track. Ceschi once described himself in song as “a martyr at most… a failure at least” and said that, “In the eyes of history I’ll be no more than a leaf on a tree.” He knows what it is to suffer for his art and is aware that music exploring the ugliness and sorrow of the human condition will always exist on the fringes of a game dominated by disposable escapism and expensive publicists. Yet he still pours everything he has into his craft, and on any given night you can find him tracking vocals at his cousin’s New Haven studio, warmly greeting fans and friends at a dive bar merch booth or rapping double-time in Japan or Europe for audiences that often don’t speak his language, but are able to see the giant heart at the core of it all.
If you're a fan of satirical indie hip-hop, prophetic-poetic talk music (or "Nerd rap" to use the language of its originator, Tennessee-based Nathan Conrad), then Spoken Nerd is the man. In fact, even if you don't like these styles or don't think you like these styles, Spoken Nerd (Nathan Conrad) deserves your listening attention! And even if you don't normally care to hip-hop, this witty and powerful spiritual communicator should be investigated. - Steve Hayes
From Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Paying it forward is what Quiet Entertainer is finest at. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Quiet Entertainer, also known as Greg Freeman, is an electronic, hip-hop, ambient music producer. From a young age, Quiet Entertainer soaked in every musical and theatrical event he was exposed to. Taking bits and pieces from it all, he constructed his music in order to showcase the monumental experiences he received. Having played with artists such as Wick-It The Instigator, Zion I Crew and Mute Math, QE strives to intrigue and inspire his audience as he takes them through the different elements that make each track unique. Whether the crowd is groovin' to his melodic, enchanting "Machismo", or gettin' hype to "I Am...", they leave empowered to want to pay their experience forward in their own creative way. Attending a Quiet Entertainer concert is not just any ordinary show, it's an experience to not be forgotten.
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Savannah, Georgia MC and producer, also head of Dope Sandwich label.